Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown.
He scored both goals in Nigeria’s group stage 3-2 defeat to Argentina in Porto Alegre, Brazil, four years ago and is relishing the chance to do it again.
The Leicester City striker, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a crucial win over Iceland, who missed a penalty.
“We know the importance of that meeting,” he said.
“It’s a do or die game and we have to win.
“But scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult for me.”
Nigeria will secure a chance in the round of sixteen if they secure a win over Argentina on Tuesday in their Group D last match.
A draw would be enough to eliminate the Argentines but would leave Nigeria’s fate resting on the outcome of Iceland’s game against Croatia which kicks off at the same time.
“I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals,” Musa recalled.
“And when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he’s on the pitch and I scored another two goals.
“So I think next game anything can happen possibly I’m going to score another two goals,” he giggled.